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​Devil and the Desert

This song is by Jayber Crow and appears on the album Two Short Stories (2009).

Iffin' you're hungry, turn these stones to bread.
Iffin' you're hungry, turn these stones to bread.
So you will be nourished, your body fed-
Iffin' you're hungry, turn these stones to bread.
That is what the devil said.

If you want riches, boy, just say the word.
If you want riches, boy, just say the word.
And inherit all the wealth of the world-
If you want riches, boy, just say the word.
Don't worry 'bout the master served.

If you've got faith, step off the ledge.
If you've got faith, man, step off the ledge,
And watch the angels flock to save your head-
If you've got faith, man, step right off the ledge
Toe it up right to the edge
O, what is this wilderness,
What forty days, what temptor's test,
That will wreck my body and draw my blood
And sap my strength, dry out my tongue?
You've got to know my will is weak,
And I listen when the devil speaks,
And I wandered here when the sun was high-
In the desert there's no place to hide,
Just wait and suffer